We would like to have a talented volunteer to write about finca PermaTree activities on external blogs and on our own PermaTree blog. We do have photo and video material ready but need somebody who is talented writing something other people like to read. :-) PermaTree is located at a literally unique beautiful spot with panoramic scenery and vivid natural colors with all tropical fruits. We are at the edge of the amazonas region in Ecuador.
30 hours of help per week
Social Media: Help to build and maintain social media channels engaging online users.
1 day off per week
Team Dorm: You're part of a team! Get to know them in your dormitory.
Breakfast: Get your free breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
Lunch: Free lunch is served y'all, get yours!
Dinner: Have your free dinner before going to bed.
Free Hiking Tours: Keep your feet moving! Get free hiking tours and exercise yourself.
Language lessons: Learn or improve your language skills.
Fluent English or Fluent Spanish
Over 19 years old
Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa
We live by and apply the permacultural ideology. We have a bamboo house, compost toilets and a river nearby from where we get our water. Half of the land here is a reserve so we can't touch it. Before, the land was occupied with cow farming and so now we are recovering the soil.
On sundays, we receive locals to learn and practice each other's languages.
Come and live our experience!
Daily / Weekly / Monthly Tasks (maintenance):
There are several different daily chores such as cleaning which needs to be done at different times.
All the directly farm-related projects such as planting more fruit trees, bamboo, making stairs,digging holes, harvesting other fruits, cutting grass, etc. Farm Projects are in the morning before lunch.
Self Initiated Projects:
Volunteers come up with their own ideas which can be implemented within finca PermaTree. Example: Food recipes, Daily hacks / improvements, Organization, Woodworks, Planting crops and trees, Extracting and drying seeds, Blog post about specific topic. Each project needs a time duration estimation at the start: for example 3 hours or 4 days until finalized. The goal is to finalize the Self Initiated Project during the stay of the Volunteer. Ideally, one should write a DIY blog post with photos about y
Please use your own towel, organic soap and shampoo. After the use of the shower, check the facilities to ensure that they are clean for the next user. During the day, only use the natural shower on the left side, which is naturally heated by the sun.
Sit, use, sawdust after business, close the tap, check if there is enough sawdust in the orange bucket and toilet paper around, otherwise, refill. Close the door after leaving the compost toilet. Check if the light is turned off upon exiting.
Sleep / Rest Time
Between 21:00 and 06:00 is the general “rest time” - please respect. Avoid unnecessary noise and lights. Lights should be turned off at the latest from 22:00 until 05:00
During following hours the use of the Internet is allowed for Volunteers: From 13:00 until 17:00 o’clock. In case of emergency, we have 24/7 internet access. WIFI (internet)